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UPDATE: Authorities identify Door Co. man killed after being pinned under vehicle

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TUESDAY 5/26/2020 10:15 a.m.

ELLISON BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities have identified the man killed after becoming pinned under his vehicle over the weekend.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says 76-year-old John Smejkal of Ellison Bay was pronounced dead at the scene after he lost control of his vehicle while backing down the steep driveway at his home. The Sheriff’s Office says Smejkal exited his vehicle while it was still moving, but became pinned under it in the process.

Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.

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Original Story: Liberty Grove resident dies after being pinned under vehicle

SUNDAY 5/24/2020 9:48 a.m.

DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A Liberty Grove resident died on Saturday after being pinned under a vehicle at his home.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office posted to their Facebook page on Sunday morning, that at around 7 p.m. on May 23, deputies responded to reports of a crashed vehicle at a residential home on Wisconsin Bay Road in the town of Liberty Grove.

Officials say when medical personnel arrived at the scene they found the homeowner, a 76-year-old man, pinned under his vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

After further investigation police concluded that the victim had lost control of his Chevrolet Monte Carlo while backing down a steep driveway. Allegedly, the victim then exited his vehicle while it was still moving and was pinned under the vehicle in the process.

Deputies report to have cleared the scene around 2:30 a.m.

officials say the incident remains under investigation, Local 5 will update the story as it develops.

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